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  • Government Report: TSA employee misconduct up 26% in 3 years

    07/31/2013 7:58:20 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 1 replies
    CNN | July 31, 2013 | Ed Payne and Rene Marsh
    (CNN) -- Their job is to keep air travelers safe in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks. But just how good of a job are they doing? A new government report says misconduct by Transportation Security Administration workers has increased more than 26% in the last three years. Some of the most serious violations include: Employees sleeping on the job, letting family and friends go without being screened, leaving work without permission and stealing. The Government Accountability Office report released this week says more than 9,000 cases of misconduct were documented over a three-year span.
  • Organizing for Action rallies in San Bernadino for Gun Control (only 3 people show up)

    06/18/2013 11:36:37 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 17 replies
    San Bernadino Sun ^ | June 14, 2013 | Ryan Hagen
    SAN BERNARDINO - Exactly six months after 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a small group from Organizing for Action stood here Friday with 26 flags and signs calling for stricter gun control. "On Flag Day growing up, I used to always wave a flag with my grandson, and it hit me that the victims of that horrible tragedy won't ever be able to do that," said Curtis Lewis, the group's gun violence prevention coordinator. "We need people to stand up and write to Congress to say they want laws that...
  • Obama dismisses GOP critics, says healthcare reform is working as planned

    06/10/2013 9:55:54 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 34 replies
    Fierce Healthcare ^ | June 10, 2013 | Ilene MacDonald
    President Obama shrugged off Friday what he coined Republican "fearmongering" and said the healthcare law is working the way it's supposed to, The Hill's Healthwatch reports. Obama criticized the GOP for using scare tactics over the effects of the healthcare law. He says early results indicate the system is working as intended, although industry experts say the true measure of the law's success will be known once new insurance marketplaces open this fall in states across the country and enrollment for the new coverage options begin. But Obama pointed to California, as one of several states that shows early success,...
  • White House defends Sen. Feinstein against citizen petition to try her for treason

    05/30/2013 4:15:39 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 12 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | May 30, 2013 | Arianne Talma
    The White House recently came to Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) rescue, defending her 2013 assault weapons ban against a seething White House petition to have her tried for treason. The petition, which was created on December 27th, 2012 and has more than 41,000 signatures, opposed Sen. Feinstein’s 2013 assault weapons ban and called for the California Senator to be tried by a federal court for treason against the Constitution. “The Constitution was written to restrain government. No amendment is more important for this purpose than the second amendment,” the petition reads. “[It] was written so the power could be kept...
  • Obamanomics: Spending $2.5 million per job created, losing half a million on each car sold

    04/23/2013 1:49:32 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 6 replies ^ | April 23, 2013 | John Hayward
    More wild and crazy adventures in Barack Obama’s command economy,
  • Report finds growing acceptance of physician-assisted suicide

    04/17/2013 8:09:51 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 9 replies
    fiercepracticemanagement ^ | 4:16:13 | Debra Beaulieu
    Despite fierce controversy, existing physician-assisted suicide or death with dignity programs in the United States appear to be well-accepted by patients and clinicians, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In their report, lead author Elizabeth Trice Loggers, MD, PhD, medical director of palliative care at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and colleagues explain that Washington's program "allows patients with cancer who wish to consider this option to do so within the context of their ongoing care." Guidelines in Washington—one of three states to allow some form of physician-assisted suicide—also accommodate variation in clinicians' willingness to...
  • Obama: 'Unimaginable' Congress would 'defy' Americans on guns

    04/16/2013 8:13:02 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 90 replies
    Politico 44 ^ | 4/16/13 | Jenifer Epstein
    President Obama can't see how Congress could buck public opinion to vote against new gun laws, he said in an interview released Tuesday. “The notion that Congress would defy the overwhelming instinct of the American people after what we saw happen in Newtown I think is unimaginable,” he told "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie in an interview conducted before Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon. The Senate is expected to vote on gun legislation later this week, though it's not yet clear whether there will be enough votes for it to pass. Obama has been calling lawmakers to try to...
  • Grassley on the Treasury Secretary Nomination

    01/12/2013 9:32:04 AM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 3 replies
    Senator Charles Grassley ^ | Jan 10, 2013 | Senator Charles Grassley
    Grassley on the Treasury Secretary Nomination M E M O R A N D U M To: Reporters and Editors Re: Nomination of Treasury secretary Da: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today made the following comment on the President’s nomination of Jacob Lew as Treasury secretary. Grassley is a senior member and former chairman and ranking member of the Finance Committee, which will consider the nomination. “I intend to reserve judgment on the nomination until the vetting process is completed. The Finance Committee has a tradition of thoroughly vetting nominees, and the process works. The Treasury...
  • Florida Republican, 71, Arrested For Penny Attack On Democratic Party Office

    10/22/2012 10:22:31 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 32 replies
    TheSmokingGun ^ | October 22, 2012 | smoking gun
    A Florida man is facing a misdemeanor charge after he went to a Democratic Party headquarters and threw a penny at workers there, claiming that the change was "all he has left after being taxed by Obama," cops report. The protest Friday evening ended with the arrest of Gary Root, a 71-year-old Naples man (and registered Republican). Root, seen in the adjacent mug shot, was charged with trespassing at the Collier County office where he offered his impromptu donation. According to a Collier County Sheriff's Office report, Root explained to deputies that he "tossed in a penny as a contribution...
  • Pot Smokers Got Extra Food Stamps In 3 States: Munchie Allowance

    10/18/2012 4:32:32 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 22 replies ^ | October 18, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – New York and Massachusetts are administering food stamps to 2,000 dead people, according to Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) catalog of government waste. The 2012 Waste Book, released earlier this week, documents $4.5 billion in waste in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. Among his findings, Coburn said that, “The USDA Inspector General found roughly 2,000 dead people are still receiving food stamps in New York and Massachusetts combined.” SNIP “Marijuana has been linked to an increased appetite, known as getting the ‘munchies,’ so perhaps it is no surprise the states of Maine, New...
  • CT Senate Race: Republican McMahon jumps on gaffe in Dem. Murphy submarine ad

    10/17/2012 8:00:27 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 18 replies ^ | Oct 15, 2012 | JC Reindl
    Hartford -- A new TV ad by Republican U.S. Senate nominee Linda McMahon gleefully points out a gaffe in her opponent’s latest ad that confused a diesel submarine of the Royal Norwegian Navy with a Groton-built sub. In the ad by the Democrat Chris Murphy, a narrator tells how “the Connecticut jobs Chris Murphy’s helped create...launched new subs in Groton.” Meanwhile, a short video clip of a surfaced submarine flashes on the screen. McMahon’s new ad does a close-up of the sub’s flag, revealing that it is indeed a Norwegian flag and not a U.S. vessel. Her campaign staff announced...
  • Gallup: Only 8% of Americans Have 'Great Deal' of Trust in News Media

    09/22/2012 8:58:52 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 29 replies ^ | Sept 21, 2012 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    ( -Only 8 percent of Americans say they have a "great deal" of trust in the news media, according to a new Gallup poll. That is down from 11 percent a year ago and is a record low for the 40 years that Gallup has been polling on the question. See Gallup's analysis of the survey here. Since 1972, Gallup has periodically asked respondents: “In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the mass media--such as newspapers, T.V. and radio--when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately, and fairly--a great deal, a fair amount, not very...
  • Pelosi: Bush Left Us An Economy In The Depths Of Hell

    09/21/2012 11:05:38 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 20 replies ^ | Sept 20, 2012 | Jon Street
    ( – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that the policies of the Bush administration created an economy that was so bad that it was in the "depths of hell"--a description she said Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson used in a Sept. 18, 2008 meeting with congressional leaders. During a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked Pelosi, “I wonder if you could describe for us in as much detail, sort of regionally or race by race, exactly the scenario that makes you believe that this is a realistic process for Democrats? Pelosi outlined how she thought the...
  • Bachmann To Obama: Cancel Letterman and Jay-ZS, Meet With Netanyahu

    09/17/2012 9:56:45 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 13 replies ^ | Sept 17, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    ( – Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), speaking at the Values Voter Summit last week in Washington, D.C., said that President Barack Obama needs to cancel his upcoming interview with David Letterman and instead meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “And President Obama needs to get his priorities straight. What he needs to do is cancel his planned interview with David Letterman, cancel his meeting with Beyonce, cancel his meeting with Jay Z, and instead agree to meet with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, because you see, America and Israel have a commonality of interests,” Bachmann said. Obama...
  • Netenyahu: We Can't Rely On Obama Admin To Take Part In Strike Against Iran

    09/15/2012 8:59:21 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 24 replies ^ | September 14, 2012 | AP
    <p>JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insinuated in an interview published Friday that Israel cannot entirely rely on the U.S. to act against Iran’s suspect nuclear program, a sign that the Israeli leader is not backing down from the sharp rhetoric that strained relations this week with the Obama administration.</p>
  • Government's Suicide Initiative Ignores Suicide-Linked Drugs

    09/13/2012 7:55:30 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 10 replies
    Food ^ | September 13, 2012 | Martha Rosenberg
    It would be laughable if it weren't tragic. This week Surgeon General Regina Benjamin introduced a plan to stem the nation's growing suicide rate without addressing the nation's growing use of suicide-linked drugs. Antidepressants like Prozac and Paxil, antipsychotics like Seroquel and Zyprexa and anti-seizure drugs like Lyrica and Neurontin are all linked to suicide in published reports and in FDA warnings. (Almost 5,000 newspaper reports link antidepressants to suicide, homicide and bizarre behavior.) Asthma drugs like Singulair, antismoking drugs like Chantix, acne drugs like Accutane and the still-in-use malaria drug Lariam, are also linked to suicide. The US's suicide...
  • Romney Say He Likes 'A Number Of Things' About Obamacare

    09/10/2012 8:36:49 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 33 replies ^ | Sepember 10, 2012 | Susan Jones
    ( - If Mitt Romney becomes president, he says he won't get rid of Obamacare in its entirety. In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Romney indicated he would keep the provisions dealing with pre-existing conditions and young adults: "Well, I'm not getting rid of all of healthcare reform," Romney told NBC's David Gregory. "Of course, there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I'm going to put in place. One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. Two is to assure that the marketplace allows for...
  • U.N. Human Rights Council Does Not Deserve U.S. Support

    09/06/2012 10:19:14 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit?
    Heritage Foundation ^ | September 5, 2012 | Brett Schaeffer
    The African Union’s decision to nominate Sudan for the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) elicited justifiable outrage. Pressure from human rights groups and governments led Kenya to announce its own election bid, causing Sudan to withdraw. This was a welcome development; the notion of the genocidal government sitting on the most visible U.N. human rights body was outrageous. However, notorious human rights violators like Cuba, China, and Russia currently sit on the Council; and even after Sudan’s withdrawal, other African countries with dismal human rights records remain virtually assured of election. The lack of membership standards is a key...
  • Bubba: Give Obama Time To Clean Up "GOP Mess"

    09/05/2012 4:36:42 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/5/12 | Alexander Burns
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bill Clinton will tell delegates at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that Republicans left President Barack Obama “a total mess, he hasn’t finished cleaning it up yet” and that the incumbent president deserves another four years to implement his vision for the country. In early excerpts of the former president’s remarks, Clinton amplifies on the message Democrats delivered on the first day of the convention Tuesday, describing Obama as a champion of the middle class and Republicans as hostile to the interests of regular people. “In Tampa, the Republican argument against the president’s reelection was pretty simple:...
  • Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei Heaps Praise On Occupy Wall Street ...

    08/30/2012 9:30:18 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 7 replies ^ | August 30, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    ( – The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – the “supreme leader” of Iran – praised America’s “Occupy Wall Street” movement on Thursday, calling it a reflection of people around the world who are “losing their patience” with the dominance of the United States and Israel in the international community. “Everybody has become tired of this faulty international structure,” Khamenei said in his inaugural address to the Non-Aligned Summit, a gathering of 120 nations now taking place in Tehran. “The 99-percent movement of the American people against the centers of wealth and power in America and the widespread protests of the people...
  • Health Insurance Costs Skyrocket For College Students Due To Obamacare

    08/27/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 25 replies ^ | August 27, 2012 | Ron Meyer
    Can we stop calling ObamaCare the Affordable Care Act now? A Young America's Foundation activist forwarded an email from the Vice President for Finance at his school, Guilford College (Greensboro, NC), informing him that, "For the 2012-13 academic year, the annual cost of the student health insurance is increasing from $668 to $1,179. This insurance premium has been charged to your student account." Why the increase? "Our student health insurance policy premium has been substantially increased due to changes required by federal regulations issued on March 16, 2012 under the Affordable Care Act." Guilford College has been forced to raise...
  • WashPost: Democrat Weighted Poll Finds Majority Want Smaller, Less Controlling Government

    08/20/2012 10:05:25 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 7 replies ^ | August 19, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - A survey of 3,130 American adults conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation between July 25 and August 5 discovered that large majorities of Americans favor a smaller federal government and believe the government controls too much of our daily lives. The survey discovered these results even though only 25 percent of the people it polled were Republicans, while another 34 percent were Democrats and another 34 percent were Independents. The poll asked: "Would you say you favor a smaller federal government with fewer services, or larger federal government with many services?" Among all those...
  • J&J Agrees To Remove Chemicals From Products

    08/15/2012 7:41:23 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 19 replies ^ | August 15, 2012 | Ed Silverman
    "Nearly a year after several advocacy groups threatened a boycott against Johnson & Johnson over the use of potentially harmful chemicals in its Baby Shampoo and other products, the healthcare giant has agreed to remove carcinogens and other toxic chemicals from numerous adult toiletries and cosmetic products by the end of 2015. In all, J&J will reformulate hundreds of items that are sold in 57 countries. The move was announced by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which is a coalition of more than 175 nonprofit organizations that raised awareness of the issue over the past two years and succeeded last...
  • Doctors Target Gun Violence As A Social Disease: Hypocrisy Alert!

    08/13/2012 12:41:25 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 22 replies
    CNSnews ^ | August 11, 2012 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Is a gun like a virus, a car, tobacco or alcohol? Yes say public health experts, who in the wake of recent mass shootings are calling for a fresh look at gun violence as a social disease. SNIP The need for a new approach crystallized last Sunday for one of the nation's leading gun violence experts, Dr. Stephen Hargarten. He found himself treating victims of the Sikh temple shootings at the emergency department he heads in Milwaukee. Seven people were killed, including the gunman, and three were seriously injured. It happened two weeks after the shooting that...
  • Army Tests Spy Blimp Over New Jersey

    08/10/2012 12:49:01 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 11 replies ^ | August 9, 2012 | Edward J. Colimore
    August 09, 2012|Breaking News Desk, Inquirer staff writer The Army has followed the Navy in testing a new generation of blimps at the New Jersey military base where the Hindenberg infamously burst into flames in 1937. The Army's $517 million spy blimp - a high-altitude observation platform, according to the manufacturer - had its maiden flight Tuesday at Ocean County's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. (See video: The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, a 302-foot dirigible, can be manned or remote-controlled, according to Northrop Grumman. For months, the Navy's MZ-3A, a manned 178-footer, has caught the eyes of folks from Philadelphia's suburbs...
  • More Kids Taking Antipsychotics For ADHD: Study

    08/09/2012 2:14:13 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 51 replies
    US NEWS HEALTH ^ | August 7, 2012 | Steven Reinberg
    TUESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Use of powerful antipsychotic medications such as Abilify and Risperdal to control youngsters with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavior problems has skyrocketed in recent years, a new study finds. Antipsychotics are approved to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, other serious mental problems and irritability related to autism. But they don't have U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for ADHD or other childhood behavior problems, and their use for this purpose is considered "off label." "Only a small proportion of antipsychotic treatment of children (6 percent) and adolescents (13 percent) is for FDA-approved clinical indications,"...
  • Amtrak Records $834 Million Loss on Food Sales Over Past Decade

    08/06/2012 9:42:55 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 26 replies
    Scribe Heritage Investigates ^ | August 6, 2012 | Michael Sandoval
    Amtrak spent $1.70 for every dollar it earned on food and beverage sales last year, leading to a loss of $84.5 million on the service, according to information provided to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week. Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) blasted the “inefficient and wasteful” record of the nation’s rail line, pointing out the substantial cost to taxpayers occurring with each transaction. “Over the last 10 years, these losses have amounted to a staggering $833.8 million,” said Mica. “It costs passengers $9.50 to buy a cheeseburger on Amtrak, but the cost to taxpayers is $16.15. Riders pay...
  • Dem. Rep Conyers Responds To Proposed English Only Bill, ... By Ranting In Spanish ...

    08/03/2012 10:14:10 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 12 replies
    WeaselZippers ^ | August 3, 2012 | Mediaite
    Video at link of Dem. Rep Conyers stumbling through a prepared dissent in Spanish, and the Committee's almost Saturday Nite Live request that he repeat his screed in Yiddish and a few other languages.
  • Washington's new massive snooping plan - 'biosurveillance'

    08/01/2012 1:57:31 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | World Net Daily
    Barack Obama announced today the next phase of government national surveillance – with a budget of billions. It’s called “the National Strategy for Biosurveillance.” But, don’t worry, it’s all for the public good, health and safety, officials say.
  • PETA takes 'bets' on when senator (R) will die after objection to USDA vegetarian push

    07/28/2012 7:53:56 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2012 | Fox News
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has started taking "bets" on its website over when Sen. Charles Grassley will die, after the Iowa Republican scolded the Department of Agriculture for advocating a vegetarian diet. The USDA drew the ire of rural state lawmakers over a newsletter urging department employees to embrace "Meatless Mondays." The USDA later retracted the newsletter and said it wasn't properly vetted, but Grassley vented on Twitter that he plans to "eat more meat on Monday to compensate for stupid USDA recommendation."
  • Merck Hid Evidence Of Vioxx Harm: Study

    07/10/2012 11:08:30 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 9 replies
    Pharmalot ^ | July 10, 2012 | Ed Silverman
    And so, the Vioxx saga continues. Nearly eight years after Merck withdrew the controversial painkiller over links to heart attacks and strokes, a new paper indicates the drugmaker hid evidence that Vioxx tripled the risk of cardiovascular death for more than three years before taking the pill off the market in 2004. During the same period, the paper in the American Heart Journal notes, Merck had regularly insisted such an increased [risk] did not exist.
  • House votes to cut funding for ICE public advocate

    06/14/2012 9:31:48 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 3 replies
    Fierce Homeland Security ^ | June 12, 2012 | David Perera
    As part of the fiscal 2013 Homeland Security Department appropriations, the House voted June 7 to include an amendment that would prevent Immigrations and Customs Enforcement from funding the position of public advocate. The amendment (page H3622 [.pdf]), offered by Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), passed the House by a voice vote. In introducing the amendment, Black characterized the position as one that advocates "on behalf of illegal aliens, illegal alien advocates and communities that harbor illegals." "Using taxpayer dollars to fund a position whose primary purpose is to advocate on behalf of individuals who have come into our country illegally...
  • Constitutional Death for ObamaCare? The Left Threatens John Roberts and the Supreme Court

    06/04/2012 2:12:18 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 18 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | May 28, 2012 | Doug Bandow
    The Constitution created a national government of limited, enumerated powers. Over the years the Supreme Court dismantled many of the original barriers to expansive government. Now the President and the left-wing legal establishment are lobbying the Court to ratify the unprecedented power grab known as Obamacare. America’s health care system is a mess. However, there were better options than a federal takeover through the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Which is why a majority of Americans continue to oppose the law and support its repeal. Moreover, Obamacare exceeded the federal government’s authority. States have what is known as...
  • DC Comics Green Lantern Relaunched as Gay Superhero

    06/02/2012 8:47:26 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 1, 2012 | Dareh Gregorian
    One of DC Comics oldest heroes is super-coming out. The original Green Lantern - a DC Comics mainstay for the past 70 years - will be revealed to be a gay man in next week's issue of "Earth 2." Alan Scott - formerly a married father of two who first appeared in 1940 - tips readers off to his sexuality early on in the comic when he gives his boyfriend a welcome home kiss.
  • Congress: TSA is Wasting Hundreds Of Millions In Taxpayer Dollars

    05/10/2012 11:59:54 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 14 replies
    TechDirt ^ | May 9, 2012 | techdirt
    Congress: The TSA Is Wasting Hundreds Of Millions In Taxpayer Dollars from the oversight-indeed dept The House Oversight Committee has come out with a report slamming the TSA for tremendous amounts of waste, specifically in the "deployment and storage" of its scanning equipment. Basically, it sounds like the TSA likes to go on giant spending sprees, buying up security equipment and then never, ever using it. A few data points As of February 15, 2012, the total value of TSA’s equipment in storage was, according to TSA officials, estimated at $184 million. However, when questioned by Committee staff, TSA’s warehouse...
  • Kids Think We're Better Off Dead

    04/26/2012 12:18:55 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 32 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 25, 2012 | WND
    "A 12-year-old girl has responded with the stunning “I wish we didn’t exist” to questions about how she feels about pollution and humanity’s impact on the earth, according to a new video released by Brian Sussman, author of “Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda will Dismantle America.” The response came from a 6th-grade girl identified only as Kalie, from Gault Elementary. Sussman met her during Earth Day events in Santa Cruz, Calif., recently, where he traveled to ask “What is the most serious threat facing mankind?”"
  • SCOTUS/Obamacare: Wednesday's Transcripts

    03/30/2012 10:34:47 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 3 replies
    SCOTUS ^ | March 29, 2012 | SCOTUS
    Wednesday's transcripts from the Supreme Court in print and audio format courtesy of FierceHealthcare.
  • Being Buddies Still Pays Off In Federal Hiring Decisions

    02/23/2012 10:32:32 AM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 5 replies ^ | Feb 23, 2012 | David Perera
    If you want to get hired into the federal government as a cybersecurity professional, it pays to know someone already working there. According to an online survey (.pdf) of 526 federal cybersecurity professionals conducted by cybersecurity certification organization (ISC)2, referrals and recommendations from colleagues is the most common method that's led to a new hire. One hundred and four survey respondents answered the question about most common hiring methods; of them, exactly half pointed to referrals and recommendations. Lest you think that it's time to start meeting federal employees, however, only 10 respondents said networking has been their most successful...
  • Obama on deficit, "A lot of us didn't understand how bad it was going to get."

    02/15/2012 12:10:30 PM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Feb 14, 2012 | Real Clear Politics
    "Well we're not there because this recession turned out to be a lot deeper than any of us realized," Obama said about his inability to cut the deficit in half. (SNIP) a lot of us didn't understand at that point how bad it was going to get. That increases the deficit because less tax revenues come in, and it means that more people are getting unemployment insurance, we're helping states more so they don't teachers, etc. The key though is we're setting ourselves on a path where we can get our debt under control.
  • GOP To Jobless: Send Obama Your Resume

    02/01/2012 9:58:10 AM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 8 replies ^ | Feb 1, 2012 | Martin Gould
    Republicans are mocking President Barack Obama for telling an unemployed semi conductor engineer’s wife to send him a resume so he could try to discover why the man has been out of work for three years. Obama made his offer to Jennifer Wedel, a 29-year-old mother-of-two from Fort Worth, Texas, after she questioned him during an experimental Google+ question and answer session from the White House. Now the Republican National Committee has launched a website,, in which it offers to drop off any resume to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Read more on Send Resumes to White House, Obama Will...
  • Obama eligibiltiy challenges spread to 6 states

    02/01/2012 9:35:54 AM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 21 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan 30, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    An administrative law judge in Georgia could decide as early as this week whether voters in the state convinced him Barack Obama’s name should be removed from the 2012 presidential ballot because he is not qualified to hold the office. SNIP Whatever the outcome in Georgia, the issue is gaining traction in other states, too, including Alabama, Tennessee, Arizona, New Hampshire, and even Illinois, Obama’s home political base. There, in a complaint recently filed by Stephen F. Boulton of McCarthy Duffy LLP and Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation, their client is asking for a change in state...
  • Obama in disfavor with Florida Hispanic Voters

    01/30/2012 2:19:57 PM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 2 replies
    Hispanic Leadership Network ^ | Jan 30, 2012 | Hispanic Leadership Network
    There are 1.4 million Hispanic registered voters in the Sunshine State (13% of the total registered voters), according to the Florida Divisions of Elections. In tomorrow's Florida presidential primary, one in 10 of those who go to the ballot box will be Hispanic. Here are 10 facts about Florida Hispanic voters: Six in 10 say the country is on the wrong track. Only 46% support Obama on a generic presidential ballot today versus 57% in 2008. A narrow plurality says it is time for someone else to be President (46% - 45%), with a wider margin among Independents (48% -...
  • Finally, an actual hearing on eligibility

    01/27/2012 11:50:54 AM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 48 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan 27, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    For four long years, compelling evidence has been available that challenges the constitutional eligibility of Barack Obama to occupy the White House. In fact, I would say the evidence that he does not meet the simple requirements of the law is overwhelming. But it was not until Thursday that the evidence – any of it – was heard in a single courtroom in America. SNIP, Obama refused to honor a subpoena to attend the hearing, produce records answering the charges or even send legal representation to dispute the evidence. Instead, they sent a letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brian...
  • Judge whacks Obama in eligibility case

    01/21/2012 8:04:45 AM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A Georgia judge has refused a demand from Barack Obama to quash a subpoena to appear at a series of administration hearings Jan. 26 at which residents of the state are challenging, as allowed under a state law, his name on the 2012 presidential ballot. WND reported this week when Obama outlined a defense strategy for a number of state-level challenges to his candidacy in 2012 which argue that states have nothing to do with the eligibility of presidential candidates. “Presidential electors and Congress, not the state of Georgia, hold the constitutional responsibility for determining the qualifications of presidential candidates,”...
  • Obama: eligibility appeal seeks level playing field

    01/07/2012 8:40:35 AM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 8 replies ^ | Dec 6, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A man who was on the American Independent Party’s presidential ticket in California in 2008 as well as a certified elector for the party have asked a full panel of a federal appeals court to hear their claim that Barack Obama wasn’t qualified to be president, stacking the election unfairly against qualified candidates. In the case, that a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined that election fraud suspected in the campaign essentially became moot when Obama was inaugurated. The lawsuit was filed on the day of Obama’s inauguration. Obama flubbed the oath of office,...
  • Georgia Judge: Obama must be 'Constitutionally' eligible

    01/04/2012 1:44:50 PM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 28 replies ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    For the first time in dozens of court cases challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president, a judge has ruled that Obama must, in order to be a candidate on the Georgia ballot for president in 2012, meet the constitutional demands for candidates for the office. A hearing has been scheduled later this month for evidence on the issue that has plagued Obama and his presidency since long before he took office. At issue is the constitutional requirement that a president be a “natural-born citizen.” Some allege he was not born in the U.S. as he has claimed and, therefore,...
  • Supreme Court to review Arizona immigration law

    12/13/2011 9:51:02 AM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 9 replies
    Fierce Homeland Security ^ | Dec 12, 2011 | David Perera
    The Supreme Court agreed Dec. 12 to hear a challenge by the state of Arizona against a lower court's decision to overturn most of its controversial immigration law, known as SB 1070. In an order (.pdf) listing cases granted certiorari, the Court says Justice Elena Kagan recused herself, presumably due to earlier work on the matter while serving as Solicitor General. The last court to rule on the case, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, issued on April 11, 2011 an injunction against the most controversial sections of the law, including a clause that requires local law enforcement to check...
  • Obama tells agencies to commit $2B to green building investments

    12/08/2011 9:05:43 AM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 11 replies
    Fierce ^ | Dec 6, 2011 | Molly Bernhart Walker
    President Obama says retrofitting federal buildings should goose job numbers upward, reduce agencies' energy bills and help the envirionment. In a Dec. 2 White House memorandum he directed federal departments and agencies to implement energy efficiency upgrades to buildings over the next two years. According to the memo, the federal government will enter into more than $2 billion in performance-based contracts for federal building energy efficiency by December 2013. Agencies are required to implement energy conservation measures in federal buildings, focusing on those with the greatest return on investment and a payback time of less than 10 years, consistent with...
  • S.A.N.E Vax, INC Supports Bachmann Gardasil/Mental Retardation Charge

    09/19/2011 11:58:20 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 81 replies ^ | Sept 19, 2011 | Vera Hassner Sharav
    Monday, 19 September 2011 As of June 2011 there have been 68 deaths related to the HPV Gardasil vaccine were reported to VAERS. At the Republican Presidential Candidate debate, Michele Bachmann stepped on a hornet's nest when she strongly criticized Rick Perry for issuing an Executive Order mandating Texas school girls to be vaccinated with Merck's HPV vaccine, Gardasil. Controversy has swirled around this vaccine since Merck's aggressive unethical marketing tactics were uncovered in 2007. These included pay offs to public officials. See: Merck Lobbies States to MANDATE cervical-cancer vaccine forschoolgirls and Merck Payola Pays Off: Texas Governor Orders STD...
  • Obama HHS: Doctor malpractice, disciplinary data no longer public

    09/14/2011 12:41:00 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 6 replies ^ | Sept 14, 2011 | Alicia Caramenico
    While the healthcare industry promotes enhanced transparency, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is taking a step in the other direction, shutting down the once-public National Practitioner Data Bank, reports The Kansas City Star. As a result, the public can no longer access information on malpractice and disciplinary actions against thousands of doctors. "We have a responsibility to make sure under federal law that it remains confidential," said Martin Kramer, spokesman for the HHS's Health Resources and Services Administration, which oversees the Data Bank. The HHS defends the shutdown, noting that the names of doctors were getting leaked...